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BigBasket Grocery and Online Market

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Internet has come a long way. It has not just brought technology into our daily lives but has made every effort possible in making our lives more easy and convenient. The advance technology of online shopping has made our lives extremely easy and saved us from a lot of traveling. It has made it so convenient that one can shop in America by sitting comfortably at home in India. The time and distance is just a matter of a click of a mouse. With online shopping of clothes, furniture, services, household items and other products, we can save a lot of time on traveling. is an online retail grocery store which has come up with this innovative idea of selling fresh fruits and vegetables online in India. It offers its services in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. All your grocery shopped online gets delivered at your doorstep with just a click of the mouse.

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You can order fresh fruits and vegetables, raw meat, packaged food, imported and canned food products, ready to eat products, diary and fresh farm products, grocery and staples like rice, dal, pulses, oil, spices and seasoning, beverages and many more online at All the products which are fresh are hand picked to ensure the best quality is served to our customers.  These products come directly from sellers and thus, there is no intermediary or extra cost of supply. All the products are priced reasonably without any extra or additional charges or taxes. Discount coupons and offers can also be availed at the time of check out. As soon as the browsing and selection of food products are over, it is added to the cart. Choose a time slot from the listed slots on the website to select the delivery time at which it will get delivered at your house by the delivery person. As for the payment of the bill is concerned, cash on delivery option is available for buyers by which you can pay the delivery person in cash once you receive the products ordered. You can even return a product or two if you change your mind or find any problem with the product at the time of delivery and the amount of money gets credited in your account online. The option of credit card and debit card is also available at the website by which payment can be done online. The use of sodexo coupons are also permitted in order to make any payment.

The website ensures quality and guarantees On Time Delivery for all its buyers. It has also come up with the same day delivery option for buyers. Now, you can order the products and get it delivered on the same day. Therefore, online shopping of groceries has been really made easy and convenient by the online grocery store. Sit comfortably in your office or home and just order the products online easily. All the hassles of offline grocery shopping are removed completely from your world in just one go. Enjoy the hassle free shopping within the comforts of your home.

More and more people are becoming tech-savvy these days. More and more people are getting to know the advantages of the use of internet technology and therefore, people are now being able to understand the online market and the ways of buying and selling online. Online market has come to establish itself in India as most people are now aware of the pros and cons of the online shopping. With popular online shopping sites selling genuine products, trust is not an issue anymore. People shopping online, understand and trust the online websites and therefore, online market is getting popular, day by day.  The growing demand and the popularity of online shopping and the convenience and ease with which people can shop online have led to the sudden boom in the online marketing industry.

Take advantage of the technology at hand and make your lives more comfortable by shopping online for grocery and food items, be it packed, canned or sold fresh and raw at Bigbasket. Enjoy shopping and spend your saved time on other hobbies of your choice.

October 5, 2015 at 4:54 pm 3 comments

Wish you all a very Happy Makar Sankrant/Pongal

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Six years of blogging and moving to a new Kitchen!



This August My Foodcourt turns Six!

On the 6th anniversary I am pleased to announce that My Foodcourt is moving to a new Kitchen:

I would like to invite all my readers to please join me in the new kitchen. Let’s create new recipes and memories at Please update the new address in your feed readers.

I am celebrating the move and the 6th anniversary with a giveaway as a ‘thank you’ to all my readers, so head on over to for a new recipe and an amazing giveaway. See you @

August 11, 2012 at 7:29 pm Leave a comment

The exciting news that I promised…..

Hello everyone..Apologies for the absence of any activity on My Foodcourt.But my other life has been very hectic and I am ready to share some very exciting news with you as promised in my earlier post..We are parents again and this time to a 1.5 yr old baby girl! Our little angel came home last week and as you can imagine we are busy right now settling down with each other. She completes our family!

Cooking has taken a back seat except kiddie food (with the lad also at home for Diwali break.) Promise to resume posting recipes here as soon as we settle down..Keep checking this space for some quick and easy recipes again!

November 12, 2010 at 11:10 am 9 comments

4 yrs and counting…

It’s been 4 wonderful years since I set up my virtual kitchen-My Foodcourt. Yes it’s been an adventurous Roller Coaster ride till now. From simple day-to-day meals I have ventured into different cuisines and different forms of cooking; baking being the current favourite! There have been a few lulls here but I have enjoyed the journey so far, hope you have too.

All this would not have been possible without you my readers, Thank you each one of you for encouraging me to go on! I am sure you will be there with me on many more culinary expeditions!



August 4, 2010 at 2:42 pm 7 comments

A walk in the clouds…

July 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm 12 comments

The Ben 10 party….

From a Garden themed party last year to a Ben 10 party this year my little boy has grown up very fast. Last year he didn’t care what his birthday theme was. This year he was persistent about a Ben 10 party; specially a Ben 10 cake!

A Google search tells you that Ben 10 themes are quite popular with young boys all over the world; but where I live, it can be quite a challenge. I couldn’t even find Ben 10 party supplies; forget about things like cake toppers and icing sheets!

I didn’t want to break my boy’s little heart! So I did the next possible thing. A trip to Mumbai (Bombay) and that too to one of my favourite haunts in Mumbai – Crawford market.

                           (Image courtsey Wikipedia)

Whenever I visit this place I feel I am in wonderland. You can find anything from Miso paste to philly cheese to fresh yeast in the very tiny and overstocked shops here. The little shops are overflowing with variety of sweets (even Marshmallows), pastas, fruits ; all at wholesale prices! I bought all the Ben 10 supplies plates, glasses, hats, and masks from these tiny little shops here. Got the favors at a cute little shop called ‘The party Shop’. The most loved shop for me here is a shop called ‘Arife’. This tiny little shop (only 1 person can actually enter inside, it is that small) stocks all the baking, decorating supplies. I was pleasantly surprised this time to see ‘Wilton’ coloring gels, food markers, coloring dust at Arife this time.

The Cake:

The only thing that I could not find in Mumbai too was a Ben 10 cake topper. So I decided to make my own cake topper. My son educated me on what exactly is Ben 10 and his aliens. The omnitrix (Ben 10’s watch) is one of the most admired device by kids his age. So I decided to make an omnitrix as a cake topper. But the challenge didn’t end there. I don’t have easy access to ingredients like fondants or sugar paste or gum paste. So had to make the sugar paste from scratch. I used the sugar paste recipe from this wonderful book ‘Essential Guide to Cake Decorating’ which I bought at a book sale some time back !

I made two 9” square chocolate cakes. I used green and white colour whipped cream to decorate the cake. My friend S helped me to decorate the cake (she patiently decorated the cake with little stars all over). The sugar paste omnitrix and a few play Ben 10 alien figures were used as toppers for the cake. The base below the cake was covered with green paper ,covered with Ben 10 stickers. A lot of hardwork, but worth it especially when I saw the smile on my son’s face!

The party Menu:

Drink: Pina Colada (Pineapple and Coconut milk cordial)

Snacks: Chocolate fountain with Red grapes, pineapple, marshmallows and little hearts dips

Corn and Mushroom Canapes

Crackers with a cheese spread- cucumber topping

Dessert: Marbled Jello and Icecream

(Snacks recipes coming up next)

For the Main course: variety of Dosa, Uttapa and Lemon rice

The Chocolate fountain (also from Arife) was a major hit with the kids. They skipped all the games and fun activities once we started the fountain!

The party:

We arranged the party in our garden, decorated with posters, banners and green – yellow balloons. I arranged for a tattoo maker and a jumping Jack to keep the younger kids occupied. I also arranged few simple games (since it was a mixed age group) like passing the parcel and four corners adapting to the theme with the Ben 10 theme music in the background. For passing the parcel I had the kids passing the Omnitrix and for four corners I printed posters of 4 Ben 10 aliens. All the kids had a ball playing the games.

Each kid went back with a tattoo, a Ben 10 theme piggy bank, Ben 10 badges, some sweets, caps and masks!

May 25, 2010 at 12:12 pm 10 comments

My darling turns 5…


This naughty little boy turns 5 today!

And he wanted a Ben 10 cake!



May 18, 2010 at 11:24 am 6 comments

Weekend Musings

                             Anyone seen a naughtier army officer ??

January 22, 2010 at 12:28 pm 4 comments



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